Legislative

News and articles on alcohol-related legislative measures and political issue for the on-premise industry.


News
Underage Drinking: There's No Good Excuse   April 26, 2011

Pernod Ricard USA, the Idaho State Liquor Division and Washington State Liquor Control Board have joined forces to remind parents about the dangers of underage drinking.More>>

Food and Drug Administration Article
What the FDA’s Proposed Menu Labeling Regulations Mean to Your Business   April 6, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration's proposed regulations on posting calorie information on chain restaurant menus could alter how you market certain items.More>>

Deadmau5 Article
Around the Scene: March 31, 2011   March 31, 2011

Jay-Z and David Ortiz settle their lawsuit, and the Kardashians are making clubs sign confidentiality agreements. Meanwhile XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club prepare for a crazy Memorial Day weekend and more. More>>

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State-Based Alcohol Regulation Highlighted at 2011 NBWA Legislative Conference    March 29, 2011

U.S. beer distributors recently arrived in Washington, D.C., to advocate for effective state-based alcohol regulation and educate members of Congress about the important role of independent beer distributors as part of the 2011 Legislative Conference hosted by the National Beer Wholesalers...More>>

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Maryland Legislature Considers New Layer of Alcohol Taxation   March 23, 2011

The Distilled Spirits Council testified today in opposition to Senate Bill 994, legislation to create a second sales tax for alcohol.More>>

News
America’s Beer Distributors Applaud Introduction of Legislation to Reaffirm States’ Authority to Regulate Alcohol   March 22, 2011

Today, H.R. 1161, The Community Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act of 2011, or “CARE” Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of eight members of Congress.More>>

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Latest Attempt to Weaken Local Alcohol Control   March 14, 2011

Today the Supreme Court of the United States denied a request by Wine Country Gift Baskets to review the case of Wine Country Gift Baskets v. Steen.More>>

Peter Cressy Article
DISCUS' Peter Cressy Keynotes NCB Show   March 7, 2011

In Dr. Peter Cressy's keynote speech at the NCB Show, he discussed the positive outlook for the spirits industry while decrying the ongoing threat of tax increases and ignition interlock.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca Article
Kudos & Warnings    March 7, 2011

The truth is that those bar and nightclub pros who constantly look for ways to grow sales and improve margins are the ones with the loyal crowds and the mounds of cash. More>>

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State Hospitality Industry Under Threat of Major Alcohol Tax Hike as Small Businesses Continue Struggle to Recover   January 25, 2011

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States today blasted legislation that would increase the tax burden on alcohol by 569 to 1168 percent. More>>



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